Re: Changing topic (longish), was Re: GGI debate and etc.

Alan Cox (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 18:34:55 +0000 (GMT)

> Mikkel> drivers for acorn and mac are kept in the /drivers directory
> Mikkel> and some are in the /arch/XXXX/ directories making it
> Mikkel> difficult to determine what one can safely remove.
> I hope most of the contesnts of these two directories will go away
> over time and be merged with the stuff in net,scsi,char etc.

drivers/mac is already a problem since it will need to be sharing stuff
with non mac boxes and with 68k mac. The next seems to use ADB and that
may make it more complex

drivers/acorn is acorn and arm specific code and where possible only front
ends to existing drivers. Theres some duplication right now because the
core NCR5380 driver needs updating and the M68K one is a total portability
disaster. The fas_II stuff can get merged once the maintainers of the
two fas drivers can work it out.


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